Archives for August 2013

Write Ins ok

Three additional candidates approved by the Ashtabula County Board of Elections this week assures voters in Geneva an at-large council race this fall.
The board added write-in candidates Mary Ann Hannah, William Buskirk and David Per Due to the Nov. 5 general election ballot. They join a previous write-in hopeful, Elias Nunez Jr., as well as Timothy Miller, who filed petitions for the post.

Off Duty Police Officer Involed in Shooting

reports a Geneva-on-the-Lake police officer shot and killed a man Thursday night while working as a security guard in Cleveland.
The shooting is being investigated by Cleveland police and its Use of Deadly Force unit, according to reports.
News reports did not identify the police officer. Village Administrator Jim Hockaday could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon. Village Solicitor Kyle Smith said he had no information on the incident

Arts Craft this weekend

Labor Day Weekend Arts and Craft Fair
Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club Inc

Sponsored by the Andover United Methodist Church. Held at the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club Grounds. Hours: 10-4. Rain or Shine. Lots of vendors with many different and unique items to choose from. $3 donation for admission to the show. Food available. ACAEC Club’s two museums will be open. Contact: Margaret Harvey.

School and Teachers work it out

The Ashtabula Area City School Board of Education and the Ashtabula Area Teachers’ Association (AATA) recently completed a two-year negotiations settlement.
In an effort to minimize time and expenses, a subcommittee comprised of several members of both AATA and the school board negotiating teams, worked together to arrive at agreeable terms regarding the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). Because of the legislative requirement to conform the district observation and evaluation system to coincide with the OTES, it was necessary for the subcommittee to recreate an entire section of the contract.

Captains’ home finale tonight

The Lake County Captains tonight play their final home game of the season.

The Captains play the Lansing Lugnuts at 7 o’clock at Classic Park.

The Captains finish the season with three games in Bowling Green against the Hot Rods.

Indians begin big series in Detroit tonight

The Cleveland Indians may never have felt so happy to arrive in Detroit.

The Tribe takes on the Tigers tonight at 7:08.

The Indians have just lost three straight games in Atlanta to the Braves, losing last night’s game 3-1. They enter tonight’s contest four games behind the Oakland Athletics for the last wild card spot in the American League.

The A’s tonight host the Tampa Bay Rays at 10:05. The Rays lead them by a half-game for the right to host the league’s wild card playoff game.

Off the field, the Indians have released pitcher Brett Myers.

Myers has not lived up to his single-year, $7 million contract. He has an 0-3 record with an 8.02 ERA this season, and has spent most of it on the disabled list with a strained tendon in his elbow.

Browns win final tune-up, Mingo may play next week

The Cleveland Browns have closed out the preseason with an 18-16 victory in Chicago over the Bears.

Brian Hoyer threw for 307 yards for the Browns.

Meanwhile, the Browns have not ruled out linebacker Barkevious Mingo for the season opener.

Head coach Rob Chudzinski has left the door open for him to play against the Miami Dolphins.

Mingo has not practiced since bruising his lung Aug. 15 against the Detroit Lions.

Dredging Begin

City Council approved two ordinances Thursday morning, allowing the dredging of the Ashtabula River, north of West 24th Street, to start immediately.
Mother Nature has pushed sand into Brockway Mrina’s south side and filled it to where the water is only 1 1/2-feet deep in spots, City Manager Jim Timonere said. Navigating at night is particularly dangerous.

New Track and Field Needs a boost

The future home of Conneaut High School’s new track/field facility needs a little boost before construction can begin in earnest, officials said.
Compression tests conducted on the property, which sits across the street from the CHS football stadium on Maple Avenue, revealed the soil needs to be stabilized before work can progress, according to Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools superintendent. Remedies are available, but the cost will bite into donations that will fund the work, he told school board members at a Wednesday night work session.

Smokers Banned at OSU

Ohio State University will be smoke free starting with fall classes. No smoking is allowed anywhere on campus, and they will start fining smokers in January after giving time for everybody to get the message.